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For a lot of people attending the races, placing a bet is part of the thrill of the day. However, it can be incredibly intimidating on the surface, with some beginners not knowing where to start. We have pooled together a whole host of information to help you get to grips with betting before the big day.
Remember there is no rule to say you have to bet at the races, and it is completely your choice. If you do decide to place bets during the day, set a budget and stick to it. You could even try storing your budget in one pocket, and your winnings in another. Betting should be a fun part of a special day out, and if the fun stops, stop.